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The Boathouse Restaurant

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366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
+61 3 9770 5330
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Perth Western Australia
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the steak and the Harissa lamb special. Both were good meals. The service was friendly and efficient. Having read some of the reviews I thought it might be cold but it wasn't. It was noisy and with two people with hearing problems it was difficult for them.

Thank Idaellen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and always loved this restaurant. Prices were always quite expensive but we didn't mind as the food is beautiful and always great service until now........ We walked away last Saturday night so disappointed. Service was terrible our waitress had the worst attitude she was very abrupt, we felt like she didn't want to... More 

2 Thank Lisa D
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Underwhelming in most areas I'm afraid... Cold dining area downstairs on this night. Slow service for our table, the menus we had to fetch ourselves, entree arrived 90 mins after sitting down, mains at 2 hrs, another 30 mins later. Waitress tried her best but came back twice to check who ordered what. Food was not worth the wait I'm... More 

1 Thank dflintoff37
Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organised a surprise dinner for my boyfriend on Saturday night here, we booked for 7pm. The exterior of the restaurant is nothing fancy, but the inside is lovely and has a great ambiance. When we got there it was very busy and continued to get busy. Our drinks and food orders were taken quickly, but after that the service... More 

Thank Jessica W
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for our grandmas 93rd birthday. The blonde waitress that served us was cold and bossy. Her attitude continued through the whole night. The entre took 1 hour and half to arrive then the main took over 2 hours!! Not even a sorry or any type of acknowledgment that we were waiting for hours with an elderly who... More 

1 Thank healker777
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Always meet my friends here and the food is good and not too pricey. I would recommend this place for couples, friends and get togethers. Get in quick for the parking though..

Thank BigH61
Mornington Peninsula
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday lunch, having passed this place hundreds of time and never been enticed to visit due to its lack of "enticement" from the facade. However we ere pleased we did stop. Parking was easy, their greeting friendly and menu plentiful and reasonably priced My partner chose one of the specials, being the fish in soda batter...which... More 

Thank ColandRob
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a gem of a restaurant tucked away in a cottage that has been renovated. In addition to the restaurant, there is a gorgeous outdoor area overlooking the Kananook Creek. Also very close to Frankston beach and within walking distance from Frankston railway station. This is a medium priced restaurant with very interesting menu. We enjoyed a magnificent cheese... More 

Thank Sue H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

On the whole a nice meal - staff poor. One of the dishes we ordered was excellent the second mediocre

1 Thank Anne B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I would thoroughly recommend the Boathouse. From a couple of wines outside enjoying the beautiful views to the excellent food. The service was very good, although there was a little delay in getting our food. The menu had lots of different choices which would cater for varying tastes, and being a vegetarian its great to have a choice. I really... More 

Thank Robyn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Seafood, International, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Frankston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9770 5330
The iconic Boathouse Restaurant is Frankston's premiere dining destination. With an unpretentious menu based on fresh locally sourced produce, this eclectic restaurant boasts a lush, creek-side location at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Recently refurbished to the highest standards, the restaurant is a popular favourite among locals and holiday makers. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner, family get together, special occasion or wedding reception venue The Boathouse Restaurant is perfect for any occasion.

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Geelong, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?